What is Dutas (Dutasteride) used for?
Dutas (Dutasteride) is prescribed to treat men suffering from an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). The medication prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone to reduce the size of the prostate relieving symptoms such as trouble urinating, involuntary leakage of urine, or inability to empty the bladder. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Dutas (Dutasteride)?
Use Dutas (Dutasteride) according to your physician's instructions to get the best results. One tablet is normally taken each day, but your particular directions will be based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablet whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not crush or split the tablets as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Dutas (Dutasteride)?
Side effects that may occur while using Dutas (Dutasteride) include:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct response is taken to prevent further complications from occurring. These may include lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Dutas (Dutasteride) should not be used by women, children under the age of eighteen, if you are allergic to soy, allergic to 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, or if you have severely decreased liver function. Also inform your physician if you have mild to moderately reduced liver function as this condition may require lower doses or other alterations to your regimen to prevent further complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dutas (Dutasteride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.